Today in Music Journalist History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1923-12-23 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist and radio host, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2008)
  • 1937-06-15 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), born in Leicester, England (d. 1996)
  • 1943-05-09 John Hugen Tobler, British rock music journalist and record company executive (ZigZag Magazine co-founder), born in England
  • 1949-08-23 John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • 1971-01-20 Questlove [Ahmir Thompson], American DJ, producer and music journalist (The Roots), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976-03-12 Simon Young, English music journalist

Deaths in Music

  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist (Creem; Rolling Stone), and musician (Birdland), dies of accidental cold medicine overdose at 33
  • 1996-09-10 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), dies at 59
  • 1996-10-22 John Bauldie, British music journalist, dies at 47
  • 2005-08-01 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2008-08-11 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist and radio host, dies at 84